* Date : 2015-06-16
As one of the three child music prodigies of his day in Russia, Vadim Repin has long been celebrated in the classical music community. He picked up the violin at the age of 5, and gave his very first stage performance just 6 months later. After turning 11, he drew considerable attention as the winner of a gold medal at the International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition, and at the age of 14, he debuted around the world including Tokyo, Munich, Berlin and Helsinki. It was only a year later that he was given a chance to perform at Carnegie Hall, and he even set a new record as the youngest violinist to win the Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition at the age of 17. Ever since then, the award-winning musician has been collaborating with prestigious symphony orchestras around the world.
During the interview, he described what it has been like to work with some of the finest musicians and conductors in the world. He expressed his admiration for the Sejong Soloists, who have been acclaimed as the world's best ensemble by CNN, and shared about what it was like to perform with them for the second time during this visit. He then went on to describe his relationship with the world-class musician and conductor Chung Myung-whun, and what it was like to study under the tutelage of Zakhar Bron, one of the world's greatest violin pedagogue.
The veteran musician, who has been gracing some of the world's most prestigious concert halls, admitted that he feels a wave of anxiety before every performance, even now. This is probably because he constantly pushes himself to give the most brilliant and inspirational performance of his lifetime every time he takes the stage. Meet Vadim Repin, a celebrated violin virtuoso who's known for his brilliant techniques, on The INNERview to hear history!